Peoria County Coroner

Peoria Police are investigating the death of a 74-year-old Peoria man as a homicide.


A Bradley University student was one of the two people shot and killed early Sunday morning. It's one of two deadly shootings in Peoria separated by about 5 hours. The Peoria County coroner identified the Bradley student as 18 year-old pre-med major Nasjay Murry from Chicago.


She was shot at the same time 22 year-old Anthony Polnitz was shot and killed and another female Bradley student was injured. Polnitz lived at 6516 N. University Street.


Peoria police have a 29-year-old man in custody for the 2nd homicide of the year.

The National Weather Service continues to issue wind chill advisories for parts of northern and central Illinois as the state sees frigid conditions.

Peoria Man Killed An East Bluff Shooting

Nov 22, 2017

32-year-old Terry Linwood Jr of Peoria was killed in the shooting in the city's East Bluff Tuesday night.

Peoria Police were called about 10:45 p.m. with reports of an armed man running down the street in the 1100 block of East Gift. Additional calls reported a man yelling in the street. Police located the shooting victim in the 1200 block of East Virginia.

Linwood was transported to a Peoria hospital from the scene critically wounded. The Peoria County Coroner says Linwood died overnight, likely from severe bleeding caused by a single gunshot in his abdomen.

16-year-old homicide victim identified

Oct 30, 2017

The Peoria County Coroner has released the name of the teenage boy who was shot and killed Sun.

Peace Urged In The Wake Of Police Shooting

Sep 22, 2017
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The Peoria County State’s Attorney is asking people to remain peaceful and reserve judgment on the police shooting Wednesday that resulted in the death of 25-year-old Eddie Russell Jr.

Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide

Oct 3, 2013

Police police say they are looking for a person of interest in the death of a 47-year old Peoria bar owner. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says an autopsy shows Todd Scholl died prior to the fire in a downtown storage area where his body was found. Ingersoll says Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds. He owns two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street. Toxicology test results are pending.

Sandberg likely died of heart disease

Jul 22, 2013

Preliminary results from an autopsy indicate a Peoria City Council member died of heart disease. Gary Sandberg was found dead in his home on Friday. He was 65.